NZ Performance Car - - 2013 SCION FR-S (ZN6) -

The 2015 V 4&Ro­tary Na­tion­als South Is­land Champs had bet­ter watch out next time around, be­cause 20-year-old Chevenne Has­san is build­ing this su­per-clean Nis­san Sil­via S15, some­thing which has only been a dream un­til now. Chevenne orig­i­nally pur­chased the car com­pletely fac­tory, as she ex­plains. “The rea­son for buy­ing stan­dard is that I al­ways wanted to start fresh with a car that has been un­touched.” Af­ter she was handed the keys, the build ini­tially pro­gressed slowly un­til Chevenne landed a job at an au­to­mo­tive parts sup­plier in Christchurch. From here on in, the Sil­via was pulled off the road and work be­gan. The SR20DE pow­er­plant was re­moved to make room for the new Spec R SR20DET, but be­fore this could go in, the en­gine bay had to be prepped. Un­used fac­tory holes were filled and smoothed and the strut tow­ers were seam welded for added rigid­ity. The mo­tor was prepped for paint, and a coat­ing of Viper pur­ple was laid down. The SR20DET was fi­nally dropped in the hole, along with a re­place­ment turbo and stain­less steel ex­haust man­i­fold.

Stop­ping comes thanks to the R32 Sky­line brakes with slot­ted ro­tors all round. Bride seats have been cho­sen to spruce up the in­te­rior, and a new set of coilovers was in­stalled to wind the S-chas­sis down. Chevenne plans to have the car fully re­sprayed in the next cou­ple of months, so come show time it will no doubt look flaw­less.

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